The Portland Mercury has switched from a van delivery system on some routes to using customized "Icicle Tricycle Cargo Bikes."
"The editorial pages were originally designed for reading in dark 1990's grunge bars," explains art director Justin "Scrappers" Morrison.
Putting a twist on its annual Queer Guide, The Portland Mercury says "it's simply a matter of time" before same-sex marriage is legal, so it's time to start planning.
A new day, a new daily deal site; Groupon, LivingSocial, BuyWithMe, Woot -- and probably 15 more since the start of this sentence.
Founder of The Onion, publisher of The Stranger, and the head of on online empire that includes an iPhone app, a CMS, and a daily deal service, Tim Keck has earned himself a 2,300+ word profile — and a 17-image photo gallery — in The Seattle Times.
Portland Mercury art director Justin "Scrappers" Morrison is organizing a benefit show with local artists to raise money for Surfrider Foundation Japan.
A man described only as "the Mercury's sales manager's fishing buddy" volunteered to tramp-stamp the Portland Mercury logo on himself.
Portland Mercury art director Justin "Scrappers" Morrison enjoys working for other AAN papers during his downtime.
The Society of Professional Journalists' Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition, unlike many others, features its own alt-weekly division, which pits publications from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana against each other. This year, the Pacific Northwest Inlander led the pack with 13 total awards -- six of which were first-place finishes. Five of the Willamette Week's nine total awards were in first place, and Seattle Weekly won 13 total awards and three firsts. The Missoula Independent won five awards, with two first-place wins. The Eugene Weekly won five awards and the Portland Mercury won one.
On June 5, the Mercury is throwing an anniversary party to celebrate, as Ezra Caraeff puts it, "a decade of lowering the local journalism bar -- and single handedly ruining the print industry."